Alabama a five-touchdown favorite over Tennessee

Last year, Alabama opened as just a touchdown favorite over Tennessee.

The point spread is a lot higher this time.

The Crimson Tide is a 34-point favorite over the Volunteers, according to Danny Sheridan.

Alabama is 7-0 and has won its four SEC games by an average margin of 41 points. Tennessee is just 3-3 overall and is 0-3 in SEC play.

The Vols’ two most recent games were a 41-0 loss to Georgia and a 15-9 loss to unranked South Carolina.

Tennessee hasn’t beaten Alabama since 2006 and has lost seven of the last 10 games by 20 points or more.

Matt Zenitz is an Alabama beat writer for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.

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